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(Japan) Japan Paper Association, the body that governs the paper-making industry must have known that its member firms routinely falsified ratios of recycled paper in their products, according to an executive. Kentaro Nagaoka, president of Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co. and a senior member of the... read more »
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(Canada) Corner Brook Pulp and Paper will benefit from a federal investment of up to $1.1 million for a research project to better understand and manage its fibre supply. The results of this research are expected to lead to improved cost competitiveness and products... read more »
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(USA) Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference call on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, to review its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2007. read more »
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(India) Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Papers Ltd (TNPL) has substantially completed its Mill Development Plan. The Evaporator, Recovery Boiler, Lime Kiln and few other plants were commissioned during September 2007 and the 20 MW TG during October 2007... read more »
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(USA) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Potlatch Corporation's (PCH) senior unsecured public and bank credit facility and Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) of 'BB+'. The Rating Outlook remains Positive... read more »
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(USA) Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE: RKT) has announced a $40.00 per ton price increase on CartonMate(R) bleached paperboard. The price increase is effective with shipments on February 25, 2008... read more »
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(UK) The UK's recycled paper industry has defended its integrity in the wake of confessions from Japanese paper mills that they lied about the recycled content of their products... read more »
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(Japan) Two more Japanese papermakers have accepted that they falsified the amount of recycled paper used in manufacturing various paper grades. Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co and Tokushu Tokai Holdings Co formally admitted to falsifying the ratios of waste paper contained in a wide range of... read more »
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(Finland) Hundreds of workers in Finland plan strikes this week in support of employees of paper maker Stora Enso, which has warned of layoffs and mill closures... read more »
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(Japan) Leaving no doubt that Japan is the country to beat when it comes to throwing paper airplanes out of space stations, the University of Tokyo has developed a paper airplane that can be thrown out of a space station... read more »
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(USA) An enormous landfill used by the Lufkin paper mill for its sludge and other items is under investigation for possible groundwater contamination... read more »
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(USA) Potlatch has rescheduled its Fourth Quarter 2007 Web Cast and Conference Call for Monday, February 4, 2008, at 6:30 a.m. Pacific time (9:30 a.m. Eastern)... read more »
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(UK) Preliminary figures from the Confederation of Paper Industries’ analysis of UK mill returns showed a steadying in domestic paper and board manufacturing through 2007, and a slowing decline in the usage of recovered paper... read more »
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(China) Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Ltd, a maker of containerboard, will invest 3 bln yuan in new capacity for higher-margin products, the South China Morning Post reported, citing chairperson Cheung Yan. read more »
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(Finland) The Board of Directors of Pöyry Plc has appointed Heikki Malinen new President and CEO of Pöyry Plc. Heikki Malinen (45) holds an MBA from Harvard and a Master of Science degree in Economics... read more »
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